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Kentin Waits

Kentin's work has been published or referenced in U.S. Airways Magazine,, Huffington Post,,, The Christian Science Monitor, The Consumerist, and Lifehacker.

Latest articles by Kentin Waits

7 Things You Can Downsize Right Now

When we think "Downsize" we think trading a big home for a small one. Don't stop there — there's lots of smaller stuff to downsize, too!

6 Ways to Stay Healthy While Working the Night Shift

Working the graveyard shift can do a number on your overall health. Create a routine that supports.

7 Added Costs That Come With a Bigger House

Bigger isn't always better, but when it comes to houses, it's usually more expensive.

7 Worst Reasons NOT to Buy a House

If you're avoiding homeownership, make sure it's not for one of these not-so-great reasons.

6 Financial Skills to Master Before You Graduate

Before you don your cap and gown, you have one more lesson to learn; basic personal finance.

8 Traits of People Who Live Debt-Free

Debt-free folks have a lot in common. If you adopt some of their habits, you can live debt-free, too.

7 Money Moves That’ll Protect You During the Next Recession

The Great Recession left our finances in the lurch. These money moves will protect you if we enter another one.

7 Reasons to Get Spring Cleaning Done During Winter

Instead of waiting until spring arrives — and wasting all the warm weather — get your spring cleaning done early when you're stuck inside.

8 New Year's Goals Every Freelancer Should Make

This New Year, reflect on everything that makes your small business awesome — and form a plan to make it even more so.

9 Easy Ways to Turn a Terrible Day Around

So you're having a bad day. Here's how easy it is to make it a good one.

8 Secrets to a Debt-Free Holiday Season

The holidays should be about family and fun and celebration — not about acquiring debt. Here's how to enjoy the former while avoiding the latter.

10 Financial Resolutions You Can Conquer Before New Year's

Don't wait for the ball to drop and the Champagne to pour; get cracking on these financial resolutions before the end of the year!

11 Money Habits That Make You Look Financially Immature

You're an adult. It's time to start acting like one with your money.

Stay Secure in Your Hotel With This 8-Point Safety Check

After you check the contents of minibar, look around to make sure your hosts have stocked up on room safety features, too.

9 Ways to Protect Your Luggage on Your Next Trip

Keep your luggage safe on your next trip with these tips.

6 Ways to Split the Bill Without Losing Friends

Having dinner with friends is always fun, but awkwardness ensues when the bill arrives. It doesn't have to be that way, though.

14 Dorm Essentials That Make Student Life Easier

Make on-campus living tolerable with these dorm must-haves. Best of all? You won't need another student loan to pay for them.

7 Ways to Stay Calm in Stressful Moments

Feel stress? Practice calm.

7 Ways to Beat the Sunday Blues

Don't let the Sunday blues destroy the end of your precious weekend — or the hectic week ahead.

The 10 Commandments of Reaching Financial Freedom

We all want to reach financial freedom, but there are rules we need to follow in order to get there.